Hybrid speciation in Heliconius butterflies? A review and critique of the evidence

dc.contributor Middle Tennessee State University. Evolution and Ecology Group, Biology Department. en_US
dc.contributor.author Brower, Andrew V. Z. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-24T15:32:02Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-24T15:32:02Z
dc.date.issued 2010-11-15 en_US
dc.description.abstract The evidence supporting the recent hypothesis of a homoploid hybrid origin for the butterfly species Heliconius heurippa is evaluated. Data from selective breeding experiments, mate-choice studies, and a wide variety of DNA markers are reviewed, and an alternative hypothesis for the origin of the species and its close relatives is proposed. A scenario of occasional red wing-pattern mutations in peripheral populations of Heliconius cydno with subsequent adaptive convergence towards sympatric mimicry rings involving H. melpomene and H. erato is offered as an alternative to the HHS hypothesis. Recent twists of this tale are addressed in a postscript. en_US
dc.identifier.citation Genetica. 2010 Nov 15;139(5):589 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://jewlscholar.mtsu.edu/handle/mtsu/4228
dc.subject Homoploid en_US
dc.subject Introgression en_US
dc.subject Admixture en_US
dc.subject Interspecific gene flow en_US
dc.subject Mimicry en_US
dc.subject Magic traits en_US
dc.subject Ecological speciation en_US
dc.title Hybrid speciation in Heliconius butterflies? A review and critique of the evidence en_US
dc.type Research Article en_US
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